Kanchenjunga Circuit North to South Trek

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Trip Overview

 “By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity, we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility.

Literally the word “Kanchenjunga” comes from the old Tibetan language and deciphers as “Five treasures of snow.” Local populations have adored these sacred mountains since ancient times. Positioned in the far north eastern part of Nepal neighboring with Sikkim in India it is the 3rd highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8586 meters and along with that our Kanchenjunga Circuit North to South Trek is one of the longest remote mountain routes available in Nepal. Particularly, restricted permits are required to trek here as you navigate through untouched and soulful areas of Kanchenjunga.

Our 23 days Kanchenjunga Circuit North to South Trek is an elongated and demanding trek in the region of Mt. Kanchenjunga visiting both North and South Base Camp. Leaving Kathmandu, we shall begin our awesome trek with a scenic flight to Suketar or Bhadrapur and then trek to Mitlung. At the beginning days, we will follow the scenic and easy trails, exploring several charming cultural villages to witness a sight of many wide ranged rhododendrons, chestnut and oak forests and gradual close up panorama of mountains. This is Pangpema (5140m), one of Nepal’s most treasured sites. The route starts by approaching the north side of Kanchenjunga where you see views of Tent peak and there are no crowds and you will meet few other trekkers. We shall hike around the Himalayan settlements where you can even come across several Tibetan Buddhist villages along with a few small villages of Rai & Limbu. From Pangpema our trek shall return back to Ghunsa so to cross the Mirgin La pass over to the south side before reaching the yak pastures of Ramche and Oktang where you can even get the impressive glances  of Kanchenjunga from the south side. Our trekking route follows an isolated path that goes through rugged terrains into serene & peaceful wilderness into stunning villages and pleasant local communities. You also get the chance to visit both the north and south base camps on Nepal’s side along with the breath-taking mountain sights. During our entire trek you shall meet all local Tibetans who shall greet you with loving hospitality and cheery faces as you walk through the wrinkled farmlands, meadows and forests of pink barked rhododendrons. At the end of our trek you shall descend the valley and return back to Suketar via Lalikharka for a flight to Kathmandu for your next day’s flight home.

During this trek the travelers are flabbergasted and astonished by the exquisiteness of this region and are left speechless. Trekkers should be bodily fit and adequate to walk for at least 6 hours a day. For the majority of the year September to November and March to May are usually preferred as the ideal time for trekking in this sheltered area of Nepal. Join Adventure Master Treks and Expedition now join us on the adventure packed trek in the eastern regions of Nepal.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Suketar/ Fly from Ktm to Bhadrapur then trek to Mitlung (2059m)

Day 03: Mitlung to Chirwa (1,270m)

Day 04: Chirwa to Sekathum (1,660m)

Day 05: Sakathum to Amjilossa (2,510m)

Day 06: Amjilossa to Gyabla (2,730m)

Day 07: Gyabla to Ghunsa (3695m)

Day 08: Ghunsa to Khambuchen (4,100m)

Day 09: Rest Day

Day 10: Khambuchen to Lhonak (4,785m)

Day 11: Lhonak to Pangpema (5,143m)

Day 12: Kanchenjunga base camp (North)

Day 13: Return to Lonak

Day 14: Return to Ghunsa and trek to Ramche (4580m)

Day 15: Trip to Oktang and return back to Ramche (4580m)

Day 16: Ramche to Tseram (3,870m)

Day 17: Trek to Tortong

Day 18: Tortong to Yamphudin (2980m)

Day 19: Yamphudin to Keshwa (2125m)

Day 20: Keshwa to Lalikharka (2266m)

Day 21: Tembewa to Suketar (Taplejung)

Day 22: Suketar (Taplejung) to KTM by flight and stay overnight

Day 23: Final departure

Itinerary

Includes

  • Airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Suketar -Kathmandu)
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Kanchanjunga Conservation Area Permit, TIMS)
  • First aid Medical kit
  • All government and local taxes (including 13% VAT and 10 % service charge)
  • Transportation on private vehicle as agreed on the itinerary

Excludes

  • Your Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation expenses
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu and extra baggage charges in domestic and international flight
  • ­­­­­­­­­­­­Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • All personal expenses (including the gears and clothing taken on hire by the participant, phone calls, battery charge, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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